A resource consent has conditions which control the way an activity is carried out. These conditions are designed to maintain and protect our region’s natural resources for other users.
A resource consent is a legal document. It is the consent holder’s responsibility to meet the conditions of the consent. If consent holders do not meet these conditions, they risk facing enforcement action from Council. It is important that as a consent holder you read and understand your resource consent document and the conditions it contains.
The activity allowed by the consent will be monitored, either by Council, the consent holder or both. You will be advised of any monitoring responsibilities when the consent is granted. The Council may also carry out independent tests. The cost of monitoring the consent is charged to the consent holder.